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A Yohji Yamamoto exhibition is coming to London

In less than a week, 60 archive pieces will be on display at Live Archives in Hackney

On July 31, Live Archives – an archive of modern and contemporary fashion based in London – will be opening an exhibition devoted to Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto. 60 pieces will be put on display at the Mare Street Gallery space – some which date back to the 80s, like an iconic cotton cut-work ensemble from the designer’s SS83 collection, while others are more recent.

But this isn't your average fashion exhibition – for a start, the pieces will be worn by live models. Japan's noir maestro is famous for creating clothes that can be worn in multiple ways and these ways will be demonstrated. Plus, a selection of exhibits will be on sale.

Yamamoto’s work has been featured in over 40 museum shows since the birth of his brand in 1981 – something that could be considered ironic given that he once said museums are “where fashion goes to die”.

Head to Live Archives’ website for more information.